Kolovesi National Park, Southern Savonia

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National Park · Hidden Gem · Wildlife Area
Kolovesi National Park (Finnish: Koloveden kansallispuisto) is a national park in the Etelä-Savo region of Finland. It was established in 1990 and covers 23 km2 (8.9 sq mi). It protects e.g. the habitat of the critically endangered Saimaa Ringed Seal. Typical of the rugged scenery of Kolovesi, formed by the ice age, are craggy cliffs rising from the water. Cave paintings have been discovered in the area. As motor boats are prohibited in the area, it offers a quiet, beautiful scenery especially for kayaking, canoeing, and rowing. There are also several marked hiking paths in the area.
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  • Nice park, within a big lake. The hiking options are very limited so this park is more for canoes. You can rent them on site at Kirkkoranta, contact SaimaaHoliday Oravi and Kolovesi tel. +358 44 274....  more »
  • It was a very nice experience that i had with my friends. The nature was beautiful and the food was very good. It was my first time canoeing and it was very relaxing and nice. I did not fall in the...  more »
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  • The peace of nature - ah!! Opportunity to see endangered ringed seals, beavers etc. at close range. Fantastic scenery by canoeing... Encampment is possible only in specified areas and they can be congested. Also some of the chassis for the tents are out of order (the area is rocky and mostly it's hard to find other places to put the tent). But exellent fire places and well maintained dry toilets.
  • Beautiful area to kayak or canoe around. Some rental cottages available, with no motorized vehicles allowed. Watch out for local fresh water seals and beawers!

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